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Opinion
Expert
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 13, 2018
Its growth has stalled out. A great aggregator for news information. Not an investable stock that he would look at. He tends to prefer more value oriented. The social media space is one area you need to be cautious because of regulation and privacy issues. There is always the potential for new entrants.
Twitter, Inc (TWTR-N)
December 13, 2018
Its growth has stalled out. A great aggregator for news information. Not an investable stock that he would look at. He tends to prefer more value oriented. The social media space is one area you need to be cautious because of regulation and privacy issues. There is always the potential for new entrants.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$35.890
Owned
No
WATCH
WATCH
December 13, 2018
Frustrated by it. Still owns it. When they bought it they thought that they had a solid business case. They just hired a new CEO. The Member of the Board continue to sell stocks and that is not a good sign but the profits and financials are very strong. He thinks there are going to be joint ventures in the US and internationally. They reported real revenue growth. The company needs to make changes at the Board level.
Frustrated by it. Still owns it. When they bought it they thought that they had a solid business case. They just hired a new CEO. The Member of the Board continue to sell stocks and that is not a good sign but the profits and financials are very strong. He thinks there are going to be joint ventures in the US and internationally. They reported real revenue growth. The company needs to make changes at the Board level.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$7.400
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 13, 2018
Owned it for a long time. Sold it two months ago. Scandals were mischaracterized. very profitable in the near future. Major concern is international government regulation. It is the only company that it is not investing in other verticals. All the other large tech companies are investing in Health Care which is a massive opportunity. This company is just trying to create advertising mouse traps.
Facebook (FB-Q)
December 13, 2018
Owned it for a long time. Sold it two months ago. Scandals were mischaracterized. very profitable in the near future. Major concern is international government regulation. It is the only company that it is not investing in other verticals. All the other large tech companies are investing in Health Care which is a massive opportunity. This company is just trying to create advertising mouse traps.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$145.010
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
December 13, 2018
It has a bright future. The i-phone is not going to look the same in 10 years time. We will have a chip embedded in our heads and neuro-technology is developing rapidly. It is really happening. this company is investing massively in Health Care. People don't mind sharing their data if they get value out for it. Trading at a reasonable valuation. One of the most innovative companies out there. Strong balance sheet. They are transitioning to a service company.
Apple (AAPL-Q)
December 13, 2018
It has a bright future. The i-phone is not going to look the same in 10 years time. We will have a chip embedded in our heads and neuro-technology is developing rapidly. It is really happening. this company is investing massively in Health Care. People don't mind sharing their data if they get value out for it. Trading at a reasonable valuation. One of the most innovative companies out there. Strong balance sheet. They are transitioning to a service company.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$170.950
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 13, 2018
They did a great job at turning the company around. The software business is ultimately their Achilles Heel. They haven't been able to execute in a meaningful way their hardware business. He would hedge his bets with other tech companies.
Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
December 13, 2018
They did a great job at turning the company around. The software business is ultimately their Achilles Heel. They haven't been able to execute in a meaningful way their hardware business. He would hedge his bets with other tech companies.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$109.450
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Jul 25/18, Up 28%) Still owns it as they buy things for the long term. A consulting company. A soft play on tech growth. They are hired by everybody to implement technology. Funny stock because every time they announced earnings, even as they are good and beat expectations, the stock falls by 5-6%. Buy it after earnings.
Accenture Ltd. (ACN-N)
December 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Jul 25/18, Up 28%) Still owns it as they buy things for the long term. A consulting company. A soft play on tech growth. They are hired by everybody to implement technology. Funny stock because every time they announced earnings, even as they are good and beat expectations, the stock falls by 5-6%. Buy it after earnings.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$160.250
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Jul 24/18, Down 11%) Just added some today. It had performed better than other banks in the US until just recently. A great opportunity to pick up the stock. They are working on their issues. Yield is 3.5% and it is trading at 12 times earnings. Their hands are tied behind their back but he thinks that is going to end in the second half of 2019 and they are showing good growth and profitability. You can't go wrong.
Wells Fargo (WFC-N)
December 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Jul 24/18, Down 11%) Just added some today. It had performed better than other banks in the US until just recently. A great opportunity to pick up the stock. They are working on their issues. Yield is 3.5% and it is trading at 12 times earnings. Their hands are tied behind their back but he thinks that is going to end in the second half of 2019 and they are showing good growth and profitability. You can't go wrong.
John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$47.030
Owned
Yes